The Mighty Quinn, Greatest Story Ever Told, Loser, Minglewood Blues, Tons Of Steel, Cassidy, Mississippi Half Step, Promised Land Iko Iko*, Saint Of Circumstance, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Touch Of Gray, E: Brokedown Palace
November 9, 2015 Subject:
origin of the matrix
shows like this with the vocals too 'up front' considering the vocal constraints of Garcia AND Weir nessitate the use of a mix to make the vocals more listenable? attractive?
October 1, 2005 Subject:
Great Sound and Good Show
July 11, 2005 Subject:
My two cents
""Saint" is at least cohesive "
I would have to respectfully disagree with this. The songs ending is an embarrassment because Jerry absolutely forgets the ending chorus. If I remember correctly, he just keeps singing the line, "Sure don't know what I'm goin' for" over and over, while completely forgetting "But I'm gonna go for it for sure." It was a song that they weren't doing a lot then cause of sailor's retirement and the fact that Garcia refused to rehearse, this kind of thing happened on occasion. I was blushing for him.
May 24, 2005 Subject:
MY stream of conscious review was erased. :''(
"Quinn" is a nice treat to start the show with good cheer. "Greatest" is decent with Bobby still sounding like a squealed chicken is attempting escape. Billy & Mickey are far too active for "Loser" to have much impact. However,
Jerry could sing a cloying tune from the preening insufferable sensitiveness of a Mraz/Meyer/other DMB ripoffs, and I'd still shed a tear each time. "NMB" has an easy danceability. "Tons" is, like usual, highly skippable. C'mon, was it ever on anyone's must hear list? "Cassidy" is a decent 5 minute version tho '87 precludes them from attempting an ambitious bridge-outo jam. The same goes for "Mississippi" despite some nice Jerry belting. We're a far ways away from the ambition of a 9-3-77. "Promised" has its standard pleasures despite Bobby initially wanting to sing a different Berry tune.
"Iko"- Wow, at first the brass and vocals don't mesh at all. However, it soon subsides into a thin festive vibe. "Saint" is at least cohesive tho Bobby sounds mightily congested. Jerry blew his vocal load on "Mississippi" and all he's left with is a croak on a weak "Terrapin." Drums and Space proceed uneventfully. "Gimme" is a takey-back. Considering the leaky ship, I'm thankful we're destined for the "Wharf." It's not triumphant, but solid nonetheless. Same goes for "Throwing" which nicely commences the road home. Too bad an unmemorable, shove this song down our throats, speedy version of "Touch" keeps me hungry for a suitable closer. "Breakdown" appropriately ends this disappointing last two shows. The experience is worth the grade.
May 7, 2005 Subject:
Quin to open!
Ive had the second set of this show for years, its nice to finally catch the first set, with a rare Quinn to start it off on the right foot!
Nice sound on this recording.
April 4, 2005 Subject:
A gem from '87
January 29, 2005 Subject:
Great Iko Iko and Mighty Quinn
Might Quinn is a rare treasure for me (having recorded a cover myself) and for them to open with it and then do such an energetic Iko Iko. Two gems. Huge energy on this show. I only wish I could have been there.
December 4, 2004 Subject:
Exactly, No Words
Get this one for the Cassidy... hey wait... words... it fuckin rips!
November 14, 2004 Subject:
Dylan WAS in the house!
Bob Dylan was actually at this show! He came a couple of hours before the show started so that Herb Greene could take the publicity photos for the summer 1987 tour. When Jerry invited him to come on stage Dylan said he would rather watch the show. When the lights went down he walked out onto the floor near the soundboard and watched the first couple of songs and then had to leave to catch a plane back to LA
July 24, 2004 Subject:
One For The Ages.